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WASP-HS Workshop in conjunction with the conference AI for Humanity and Society 2023

Generative AI as Part of Our Shared Information Environment – Challenges and Solutions

Generative AI as part of our shared information environment – challenges and solutions
GANs – Generative adversarial networks – are likely to change the information and media literacy landscape quickly through the rapid and cheap production of polished content. GAN models, by their design, create content irrespective of truthfulness, as they present logical, probabilistic sequences that follow a prompt, based on biased material of varying truthfulness. So far they do not produce a probability for truthfulness or correct references for a specific answer; it is still uncertain whether this is possible. The rapid creation of AI produced content is likely to outpace the current processes of verifying and assessing the quality of information by magnitudes. We believe that engaging with questions on how the information landscape is changing through generative AI and what we need to do to navigate it is crucial for the social sciences.

We invite short papers on the themes of generative AI and AI ethics in relation to topics such as information environment, information quality, media literacy, resilience and disinformation – both papers that outline challenges within specific fields or areas, but also papers that look into how policy and organisational processes can handle and mitigate an influx of large amounts of generative AI produced content.

Topics of interest (in relation to generative AI and AI ethics)

Media literacy
Information landscape
Information environment
Information quality
Content verification
Information Verification
Lateral reading

Workshop committee

Kristina Knaving, RISE Research Institute of Sweden
Tisha Hupkes, RISE Research Institute of Sweden
Joshua Bronson, RISE Research Institute of Sweden
Magnus Eriksson, RISE Research Institute of Sweden


Papers due August 15. Notification on acceptance will be sent at the latest August 30.

Format and length

2 pages (at the very most 3, but longer is not judged as better), not including references.

Papers should use the Springer Conference Proceedings template.


Please note that in order to participate in this workshop you must also register for the conference via the event page. Registration for the conference opens on 15 August.


Kristina Knaving, RISE Research Institute of Sweden